Cruise itinerary ideas
Whether you take to the waters regularly, or are considering stepping on board for the first time, we’re confident you’ll find a cruise to excite you. Our itinerary ideas are a good place to start, and detail sample trips designed by our specialists to showcase the variety of experiences on offer.
These itineraries can be tailored to your interests, tastes and budget by our specialists. They can arrange the logistics around boarding your vessel and include further explorations on land. Some cruises can be combined to create longer water-based adventures, and others change character depending which season you pick. We take to the waters regularly, testing out new vessels and routes to help you pick your ideal cruise.
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Soak up the view of the Shore Temple at sunset.
Enjoy France in India in the former colonial enclave of Pondicherry.
Stay in a village of 19th century merchants' homes.
Witness the ceremonies in Sri Meenakshi temple with hundreds of pilgrims and the smell of incense.
Cambodia and Vietnam
Discover the hidden charm and culture of one of the few remaining Khmer communities in Vietnam.
Journey along the Mekong and Bassac River on board a traditionally styled sampan.
End the trip in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh.
Spend a few days navigating the mesmerising city of Saigon.
Explore the kingdom of coconuts, Ben Tre.
Enjoy two nights at a charming riverside lodge in Vinh Long province.
Vietnam and Cambodia
Cruise through the lush Mekong Delta region and visit the floating markets.
Watch the sunrise stream through the giant creeper fig trees at Ta Prohm.
Soak up the atmosphere of Saigon.
Learn about Cambodia's modern and ancient history in Phnom Penh.
Saint Lucia and Barbados
Take some time to visit the historical highlights on Barbados, including St Nicholas Abbey, Bathsheba and Holetown.
Sample some of the island's best food in Speightstown or Oistins.
Embark on a seafaring adventure navigating the Windward Isles onboard the Royal Clipper Sailing vessel.
Marvel at the wonders of the Forbidden City, Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors.
Cruise on the Yangtze river and take in the spectacular scenery.
See the enormous Three Gorges Dam up close.
Explore Shanghai’s former French Concession by bike.
Sample Chinese breakfast specialities and enjoy lunch with a local family.
Vietnam and Cambodia
Enjoy eight days exploring the mighty Mekong aboard the beautiful RV Mekong.
Explore cosmopolitan Saigon.
Explore the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
Spend two days discovering the incredible temples of Angkor.
Explore the huge sprawling city of Bangkok.
Journey to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai, beautiful waterfalls and forgotten temples.
Cruise to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya on board the charming Anantara Song.
St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia
Hike to the summit of the Piton Mountains.
Sail the Grenadines on a luxurious catamaran.
Snorkel in Tobago Cays.
Enjoy the bars and restaurants of Rodney Bay.
Revel in the views from the Pigeon Island fort lookout point.
Vietnam and China
Begin your trip in Hong Kong where East meets West.
Embark on a river cruising adventure through lesser visited parts of Northern Vietnam.
Visit the hill tribes in the spectacular Mai Chau Valley.
Sail on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay.
Explore the charming Vietnamese capital Hanoi where the organized chaos is perfectly contrasted by the serene temples and beautiful lakes.
Experience the unique fearless wildlife of Galapagos.
Visit some of the most remote areas of the Galapagos Islands.
See the marine iguana, the world's only marine lizard.
Explore the old town of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Spend time cruising through Thailand's southern islands on board the wonderful Star Clipper.
Enjoy Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai which boasts beautiful temples, one of the best night markets in Asia and stunning mountain scenery.
Explore Khao Sok National Park.
Discover the sprawling city of Bangkok where grand palaces, tuk-tuks and street vendors dot the streets.
Cruise the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia, getting close to numerous glaciers that are inaccessible by land or other ships.
Undertake the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park, a route that circumnavigates the southern edge of the Paine Massif.
Kayak through stunning limestone karst scenery at Halong Bay.
Take time out to enjoy rural life in Ky Son.
Try out a martial arts lesson in Hue.
Enjoy a fishing trip in Hoi An, before a barbecue lunch on board the boat.
Shop and relaxing on the beach at charming Hoi An.
Scramble through the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels near Saigon.
Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.
Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.
Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.
Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, with its cobbled streets, colonial architecture and pretty squares.
Cruise the Amazon in search of wildlife onboard the elegant MV Anakonda.
Take the iconic Tren Crucero rail journey from Andes to coast, stopping to admire a variety of sights along the way such as the Cotopaxi Volcano and famous Devil's Nose.
Explore Calcutta on an unusual walking tour.
Watch the world go by from the comfort of a river cruiser.
Discover the colonial French and Dutch settlements dotted along the riverbank.
Travel by boat, cycle rickshaw and train, avoiding the chaos of Indian roads.
Discover Mahé's history on a private island tour.
Cruise the Seychelles' inner islands.
Learn about the native coco de mer palm.
Enjoy the flavours of traditional Creole food.
Spot nesting seabirds and hawksbill turtles on Cousin Island.
Cruise through the beautiful Komodo National Park on board the Ombak Putih.
Relax on one of Bali's white sand beaches.
Enjoy some world-class snorkelling and diving opportunities.
Journey off the beaten track and sample island life on Flores.
Encounter komodo dragons and fantastic marine life.
Trek to spend a night in one of the most fascinating villages in Asia.
Visit the famous crater lakes of Kelimutu.
The stunning Seventeen Islands Coral Garden Marine Park.
Relax in two contrasting Balinese towns.